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Wall Street (Insider Trading Edition) (1987)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Surround), French (Mono), Spanish (Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • DVD Release Date: September 7, 2010
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0038Z5T4Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,681 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

Disc 1: Widescreen Theatrical Feature

Disc 2: Bonus Disc

  • Wall Street Fact Exchange
  • Fox Movie Channel presents Fox Legacy with Tom Rothman
  • Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - A Conversation

  • Editorial Reviews

    Feel the need for greed with the Wall Street Insider Trading Edition, featuring an all-new scrolling trivia track chronicling the financial, political and cultural events of the freewheeling ’80s and more! Michael Douglas received the 1987 Best Actor Academy Award® for his powerful performance as Gordon Gekko, a financial wizard who lures an ambitious young stockbroker (Charlie Sheen) into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage in this gripping morality tale about the American dream gone wrong.

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    103 of 105 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars New extras worth double dipping September 14, 2007
    By Cubist
    Format:DVD
    When Oliver Stone made Wall Street, he was riding high from the commercial and critical success of Platoon (Special Edition). His father, Lou Stone, had been a stockbroker on Wall Street in New York City and this film was a son's way of paying tribute to his father. Almost twenty years later, it has become one of the quintessential snapshots of the financial scene in the United States and epitomizes the essence of capitalism, greed and materialism that was so prevalent in the 1980s.

    Michael Douglas owns the role of Gekko and by extension dominates the movie with his larger than life character. He gets most of the film's best dialogue and delivers it with such conviction. There is a scene between Bud and Gekko in a limousine where he tells the younger man how the financial world works, how it operates and lays it all out, pushing Bud hard to go into business with him. It is one of the strongest scenes in the movie because you really believe what Gekko is saying and how Bud could be seduced by his words.

    The culmination of Douglas' performance is his much lauded, often quoted, "Greed is good" speech that his character gives to a shareholders' meeting of Teldar Paper, a company he is planning to take over. He concludes by saying, "Greed is right; greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms, greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge -- has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed, you mark my words -- will save not only Teldar Paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.
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    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
    Format:DVD
    2 Disc Set - Insider Trading Edition, released September 7, 2010

    Wallstreet was made in 1987 by writer and director Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Darryl Hannah, and John C. McGinley. A young stockbroker after months of persistence finally bags the big fish, Gordon Gekko, a man whose presence and lifestyle he idolizes. He shuns his blue collar background in pursuit of greed and impatiently engages in illegal insider trading.

    I first watched this movie after a book called "Now Showing" claimed it to be one of the best 25 movies....ever, I guess. I must say, all in all, it was a good movie. I actually really liked Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen's work in it and I believed their relationship. The pull of an actual father and son relationship really added to the authenticity of the roles. I finally got to see Michael Douglas just the way I like him -- being a bad guy, someone getting the best of him, and not seducing women.

    Michael Douglas plays a big Wallstreet player who has money falling out of his eyeballs and is idolized by Charlie Sheen's Bud Fox. Fox is taught to bend and eventually break the rules to get ahead and get that cold hard cash. This movie is all about greed. Douglas' character likes to buy out the majority of shares in a company and then liquidate it getting away with a quick buck. When Douglas gets going into a lengthy monologue, he oozes confidence which is amazing considering the pressure he was under. Bud Fox grows a conscience when he sells out his father's company to this same fate and decides to fight against it ruining everything he's worked for.
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    57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The movie that helped to end the Cold war March 19, 2005
    Format:DVD
    To watch this movie in Moscow in 1988 as a student was a liberating and exhilarating experience. Here is the capitalism close-up, warts and all. And we loved it. In three more years the Soviet communism will be dismantled, free market hurriedly introduced, and some of my friends and fellow students will proceed to become very rich people themselves. I did not know then, that Gordon Gekko, a villain who incidentally was much admired by me, was a thinly veiled portrait of Ivan Boesky. Boesky, who incidentally was a son of Russian immigrants, became a center of the biggest insider trading scandal and government investigation in the 1980s, which let to the collapse of junk bond powerhouse firm Drexel Burnham. However, I knew that Gekko must be much more than a villain, otherwise how this ugly character could be so attractive? Of course, a huge part of it was a superb acting by Michael Douglas. But watching this film now, 17 years later, gave me an opportunity to ponder more on the subject from a different perspective. I think now that Gekko's character is archetypal and has the same qualities as Bulgakov's Woland from `Master and Margarita'. He is the Wall Street Mephistopheles, the Grand seducer, not just some greedy upstart and `faux bonhomme'. But one of the qualities of Lucifer is that he `brings out the light', he helps to illuminate things, partly because of his own darkness. Untimely, in the movie it was his turbulent encounter with Gekko, which helped Bud Fox to find his character and, in a way, redeem himself. So in some strange way, the movie is a Wall-Street-version of age-old story of Faust.
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    I am very Pleased with my order and look forward to doing business with you again. Thank you very much.
    Published 1 day ago by prince
    5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
    Original movie is the best
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    Published 1 month ago by Mad Zack
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Director's Wall Street
    Wall Street is a great presentation of 'a Wall Street', if not THE Wall Street. It presents an Ivan Boesky-type stock trader in Michael Douglas, an ambitious up-and-comer in... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Beantown Jim
    5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
    Good movie
    Published 1 month ago by Alison
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is such an awesome and classic film
    This is such an awesome and classic film. One of the most iconic characters in the history of film. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by EE
    5.0 out of 5 stars Bible for anyone living in the capitalist world.
    Cant spend your life without watching this classic at least once a month.

    Of course it is an idealized movie where (spoiler alert) the SEC actually does something to... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by TOPROY
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Enlightening movie, I learned a lot about our actual Wall Street!
    Published 2 months ago by Pam Bennett
    5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
    Such a classic movie!!! Great movie and would recommend it to anyone. Truly embodies the 80's and what it's about!
    Published 3 months ago by Matthew Johnson
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